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Postby Siggy8426 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:51 pm

Ive had my 229 for about a year now and i wouldnt trade it for any other pistiol out there. My wife can chamber a round de-cock the lever and throw it in her purse and not have to worry about it going off. I give it a 10 out of 10.
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Postby whitehood » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:00 pm

Just something some of you might want to know. The 229 in 357 Sig is standard for the Federal Air Marshall's who train to very high standards with it.
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Postby Zapawaf » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:47 pm

Hi, I'm looking into the 226 for a concealed carry. This will also be my first handgun. I'm currently deployed and would like to purchase one when I return. I really liked the P220 but I was told it's to bulky for a concealed, and he got a P229, so I'd like to compare. I was looking for advice? I have learned a lot in research and I definitly am going Sig. I'd also prefer a .45 (or .40 sw if need be). Also I'd prefer double stack. Any advice? I'm also open to other models.
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Postby cbruster » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:35 pm

Zapawaf... If you are wanting .45 ACP then stick with it. I personally carry a Sig 239 in .40 S&W but I have the upmost respect for the .45 ACP and own a couple of .45 ACP pistols. Sig Sauer does offer a P220R Compact that may be right up your alley. Take a look at it on Sig Sauers Website. As far as the P226 goes, it would not be my first choice for a CCH due to its size. The P229 would be aobut as big as I go for a CCH but like the P226 they are offered in 9mm, .357 Sig and .40 S&W. If you want .45 ACP then look into the P220 Series or the 1911 Series. Sig offers the 1911 C3 which is more of a "Commander" Size 1911 and would probably work well for CCH.
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Postby Zapawaf » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:29 am

My mail goes to my parents in Fl while I'm deployed, I actually live in NH. So the hot weather shouldn't be an issue for more then a couple months, the rest of the time it's jeans or cargos and something to keep you warm haha. But you do have good points, I should definitily try out moving around with them concealed. I hadn't thought about that. I know as far as feel and comfort goes, It's going to be a matter of hands on, but I didn't think to try concealing it and moving around. Thanks
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Postby RoughNeck74 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:39 pm

Got me a new P229 equinox 40 cal. Went to the range this morning...love it.! Fired around 200 rounds..flawless..no problem what so ever...UNTIL....

..... started to notice the wood grips started to wobble, upon close inspection 1 grip screw gone missing! (for a gun that almost cost 1000 dollars this should not happen). Research on the internet and apparently this is very common with the P229 with wood grips. The screw that it came with seems to be shorter than what it is suppose to be for wood grip..I guess for other type of regular grips..it is ok.

Called SIG and they say they are gonna send me some extra screw. Tried to tell them that the screws are shorter and not flushed inside the magazine well but they are convinced that they were the right size. (hmmm)

Will wait for the extra screw that they send and see if they are right.

In the meantime..any of you guys have the same problem? Any suggestions or tips you can share? Thanks.
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Postby Hotrod911 » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:31 am

Maybe a small dab of locktite on the threads would help. I had a hand grip come loose once on a Smith & Wesson 22A and locktite fixed it.

Good Luck

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Postby RoughNeck74 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:37 pm

Thanks Hotrod911..Ill try to do it once the spare screw shows up.

Some recommends using the P239's grip screw instead because they are slightly longer...any comments..anyone.
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Postby sirgilligan » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:00 am

Just got a P229 today. I cleaned it with Break Free CLP, let it sit for a bit, wiped it down, lubed the rails specifically again, reassembled, and cycled about 220 times. Very smooth, no snags or drags at any point. Fit and finish is excellent. Sights are square and straight. Trigger pull is smooth.

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Postby Doriadiver » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:30 am

Yeah SirG, just discovered Brake Free myself on the recommendation of a friend. WOW! That stuff is amazing! Sorry Hobs....it's BF for me from now on. Hope you LOVE your new pistolo.
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